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Eyebrow Window Treatments Shouldn't Be a Challenge

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a style of partly rounded windows which are found in homes in Orlando and are a challenge to cover with window treatments due to their shape. Their signature shape of being long and curved up top means that the traditional rectangular shape of blinds, draperies, and shades hide their curves and the architectural interest they bring to your home. So it’s best to find an eyebrow window treatment that can complement your window’s shape. 

The Window’s Location, Size, and Function

The first step in finding eyebrow window treatments is to consider the window’s location, function and size. Large eyebrow windows in bedrooms or common areas should have some sort of covering to control for light as well as coordinate with your home’s décor. Most similar windows in living areas are set atop a larger rectangular window. So you’ll want a window treatment that covers and accentuates both kinds of windows beautifully.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If you happen to have eyebrow windows as mini dormers whose purpose is to let light into an upstairs room, then it might not be necessary to add a window treatment unless you want to add curb appeal from the outside looking in. However, if your windows are larger or are in a heavily used room upstairs, you might consider covering them for privacy and light control.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Our top choice for eyebrow windows is Polywood® plantation shutters. They can be used on both upper eyebrow windows and lower square windows to give a coordinated look to your windows. Usually, the louvers on an eyebrow shutter can either be arranged in a sunburst shape or horizontally. Each shutter is customized to fit any window’s unique curves by way of advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters are available in five shades of white and natural wood colors, as well as a wide array of paints to coordinate with your existing home design. If you prefer a wood look, Ovation® plantation shutters can also be built to fit eyebrow windows.

Window Film or Tint

Window film or tint can be put on eyebrow windows either on its own or alongside another window treatment. The window film will impede the UV light coming through the windows to keep your belongings such as photographs and furniture from fading. One drawback of window tint is that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window covering.

Get The Best Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your unique window, Sunburst Shutters Orlando can help. Visit our design gallery for ideas on accessorizing arched and eyebrow windows and then call us at 407-630-7011 for your free window design consultation today.